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Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Born on February 14, 1959, in Mutoko, Rhodesia, Tsitsi Dangarembga spent her early childhood in England, where her parents pursued their academic education. She and her brother completely forgot their native language, but in 1965 she returned with her family to Rhodesia and relearned Shona. As an adult Dangarembga attended Marymount Mission School in Mutare (formerly Umtali), and later completed her education at an American convent school in Salisbury (now Harare). She taught for a while in Rhodesia, then moved to England again to study at Cambridge University. But homesickness and the racism she confronted in England drove her back to her own country just a few months before it was transformed as the result of a bitter civil war. Whitedominated Southern Rhodesia became the politically black-dominated republic of Zimbabwe. Dangarembga enrolled in the psychology department at the University of Zimbabwe; the university Drama Group produced...

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